Pop Trash - Duran Duran
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. The disc's first single, "Someone Else Not Me," makes it clear that although the band often sticks to the same songwriting formula, there are still new melodies left to explore.
  2. Pop Trash proves to be far from embarrassing...
  3. 60
    The pleasant surprise is that, after all the personnel changes, Duran Duran still has its characteristic sound and charisma...
  4. 60
    Pop Trash plays out with a quiet, digestible ease that stays firmly grounded in the comfort zone they have managed to create for themselves.
  5. There are ephemeral confectionary delights...and a general witlessness-
  6. Some of the smooth, spacey ballads that were characteristic of their 1993 self-titled release show up here, but more often than not LeBon is lost in a swamp of over-production.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. MarkZ
    May 9, 2006
    10
    Best album of Le Bon of EVER since "So Red the Rose" by Arcadia. Duran Fans, step aside... that's the most melodic, indie, brave, sincere album of his career. Each song is magic and it's a solid piece of a cosmic ensemble. In between Bono's "Pop" and late Bowie, here ut lies "Pop Trash" Expand
  2. ToddE
    Apr 17, 2005
    9
    I bought this cd out a few months ago, and had forgotten how many unkknown gems it contains. Duran Duran released this cd at (arguably) the low point of their popularity, and it was not surprising to me that it was mostly overlooked. With the exception of track 15, which seems to be random sound effects thrown together to take up time, this cd is worth taking some time with. Expand
  3. abern
    Jul 3, 2005
    9
    Too bad, If you're jaded no matter what you do , unless you suck up to the critics then they wont get any respect. That's what they got in here an album worth listening too. You got to be hip to get some credibility. An overlooked cd. Expand
  4. Nov 17, 2013
    8
    These were definitely the lean years for Duran Duran. From the commercially disastrous Medazzaland to this album, the band seemed all but forgotten, fragmented, and trying to find its way. However, they also did a lot of experimentation. It was odd, spacey and campy, but very listenable. Warren Cuccurullo's guitar shines in these albums, but LeBon's lyrics tend to be lost and sometimes does not really fit in some songs. The instrumentals tend to redeem those shortcomings. Good and under-rated album. Expand
  5. AndyM
    Apr 7, 2005
    7
    An underrated CD. The most "Beatlish" of any of their CDs.

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